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Disney + becomes monkey for a new King Kong series | TV series

Considering all the MonsterVerse movies pumped by Warner Bros. and Legendary, the Skull Island anime in the works of Netflix and Apple TV+’s own titan series, you might think there’s no room for more giant creature action. You would be wrong! Disney+ has scooped up some available rights and will create its own King Kong series.

Yes, by grabbing the rights to the original books by Merian C. Cooper and the new novelizations of King Kong by Joe DeVito (which fueled the development of a potential new series a few years ago that never left early stages), the streaming service has James Wan producing the new show through his company Atomic Monster.

Stephany Folsom, who adapted paper girls for Prime Video and also worked on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was busy writing the concept, described as “a serialized action-adventure drama that brings the classic monster story into the modern era, featuring a return to Skull Island and the dawn of a new Kong. The series will explore King Kong’s mythological origin story and the supernatural mysteries of his home.”

So now you know. It’s not yet known when this might hit our TVs, but we guess it was only a matter of time before Disney grabbed another character for its ever-expanding portfolio.